L- Mr. Val Ojumah, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, FBNInsurance Limited; Mrs. Adenrele Kehinde, Chairperson, FBNInsurance Limited, and Mrs. Tobore Ojumah, at the send forth dinner of Mrs. Adenrele Kehinde in Lagos.today
By Favour Nnabugwu
The Board, Management, staff of FBNInsurance Limited, have extolled the outgoing Chairman, Mrs. Adenrele Kehinde who mantra is the result of head work is more work as an advocate of high ethical standards a farewell.
The Managing Director of the company, Mr. Val Ojumah said Mrs. Adenrele demonstrated brilliance, excellence and a high level of professionalism and strong competence on the job.
Ojumah also described Adenrele as an advocate of high ethical standards who regularly challenged the company’s executive management to deliver industry-leading results using her usual mantra “the result of hard work is more work.”
Lending his voice, the Chief Executive Officer of FBN General Insurance Limited, Mr. Bode Opadokun who applauded Adenrele for her openness and professionalism. He added that though she has retired, the company would continue to draw from her wealth of experience.
A Non-Executive Director, FBNInsurance Limited and Chief Financial Officer of FBNHoldings, Mr. Oyewale Ariyibi commended Adenrele for dedication and leadership which he said brought some innovation and initiatives to FBNInsurance.
“She believed strongly in the name of the institution, leadership of the board and management, Mr. Ariyibi added.
Chief Executive Officer, Salam Pan-Africa Life Insurance, Mr. Robert Dommisse, , also commended the outgoing chairman for her dedication, commitment and passion for the growth of the company.
Dommisse who described Adenrele as a good negotiator, a woman who never accepts no for an answer when it comes to negotiating for anything for her company.
Chairman, Bi-Courtney Group of companies, Mr. Wale Babalakin, was not left out in the commendation as he commended Mrs. Adenrele for her support and selflessness.
Babalakin narrated how with the help of Mrs. Adenrele, he was able to secure a loan from a bank at the age of 28 to build an 11-storey building.
In addition to these great achievements and commendation, Mrs. Adenrele will also be remembered for her contribution to the tremendous growth that FBNInsurance enjoyed under her leadership. Under her watch, the company’s gross premium grew from N3.9 billion in 2013 when she joined to N38.6 billion as of December 2021.
In her response, Adenrele, reiterated the need to sustain the growth that the company has achieved over the years. “We must remain keen to attain uncontested leadership status in the life insurance sub-sector and growth of our General Insurance business. She also added that the brand must remain focused on its goal which is to exceed expectations, break records and delight customers and shareholders in a greater measure than in the past.
Adenrele was appointed to the board of FBNInsurance Limited as Chairman in May 2013, following her earlier admission into the Board in March of the same year as a Non-Executive Director. She however took over the leadership of the Board from Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, the pioneer board Chairperson.
Before her appointment to FBNInsurance was a Non-Executive Director in FBNCapital Limited, now FBNQuest Limited.